Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair

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Rizzoli Publications, Oct 8, 2013 - Cooking - 272 pages
By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, outlines many different routes by which we may take back control of our food. The three central principles of the Slow Food plan are these: food must be sustainably produced in ways that are sensitive to the environment, those who produce the food must be fairly treated, and the food must be healthful and delicious. In his travels around the world as ambassador for Slow Food, Petrini has witnessed firsthand the many ways that native peoples are feeding themselves without making use of the harmful methods of the industrial complex. He relates the wisdom to be gleaned from local cultures in such varied places as Mongolia, Chiapas, Sri Lanka, and Puglia. Amidst our crisis, it is critical that Americans look for insight from other cultures around the world and begin to build a new and better way of eating in our communities here.
 

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This book was written by a founding member of The Slow Food Movement, and it discusses the main philosophies of the movement. Food should be good: Although taste will vary greatly from culture to ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
A WORRYING PICTURE
GASTRONOMY AND NEW GASTRONOMY
THREE IDEAS TO PUT INTO PRACTICE
Coproducers
DIARY 13 SIR ALBERT HOWARD
Dialogue between realms
Backward inwhat sense?
DIARY 16 CHIAPAS ROCKEFELLER AND THE SMALL
Creating a new system ofvalues for the network
Conclusion
Bibliography
Copyright

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Carlo Petrini is the founder and driving force of Slow Food and was recently acclaimed as a great innovator in Time magazine's list of "European Heroes." In May 2016, the United Nations named him "FAO Special Ambassador Zero Hunger for Europe."

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